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Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops all together on a serving platter.
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Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops

Better than any child’s candy, today we’re bringing you a Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops recipe! Sweet and smoky for the perfect bite!
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf



BBQ Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp of Honey
  • 1 tbsp of Bourbon
  • 1 tsp of Habanero Sauce or any Hot Sauce


Prep the drumsticks

  • Start by making a cut about ⅓ of the way done the drumstick towards the knuckle side.
  • Slice all around the drumstick and pull off the excess meat/skin until the bone is the only thing showing.
  • Trim off any excess tendons, then press the meat down to form your “lollipop.” Repeat this step for the rest of the drumsticks.
  • Add the seasoning into a bowl and thoroughly coat the meat.
  • Once coated, wrap a single slice of bacon around and secure using toothpicks. Set aside until ready to cook.

Smoke the chicken lollipops

  • Preheat your smoker for 275F indirect. Add some additional wood chunks or chips for added flavor.
  • Add your chicken to the smoker (preferably on a smoker rack) and cook for about 2-2.5 hours until they reach 175F.
  • When the chicken is close to being done, add a sauce pan with all the ingredients for the BBQ Glaze.
  • Warm up for 1-2 minutes. Once warm, pull the saucepan off, stir the mixture and carefully dip each lollipop into the sauce until it is evenly coated.
  • Let the excess sauce drain off and place the chicken back on the smoker rack. Repeat for each lollipop, then let cook for 5 more minutes.


  • When chicken is done, pull off and rest for 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 6mg